In 2012, Saema set up a Mums and Tots self-help group at Wollaton Mosque. This spurred her passion for serving the community and championing the empowerment of women in Mosques.
Saema conducted research report, ‘Women’s Attitudes towards Attending Masjid’ 2014. She believes we must draw inspiration from the life of Prophet Muhammad and reform our Mosques in UK to cater for all members of the community – women, youth, non-Muslims to tackle the social issues faced by our progressive communities.
Saema is the founder of An-Nisa Network (found in 2014) and leads the management committee on working to deliver services for women, children and the wider communities in mosques seeking to influence cultural change in Mosques.
Saema originates from the West side of Scotland. She moved to Nottingham in 2005.
Her hobbies and interests are going to gym, cinema and walking in the countryside with her husband and 2 sons.